CORONAVIRUS/COVID-19 UPDATE:

Skill Up continues to accept applications. Please click APPLY NOW and complete all fields.

You will receive an email from staff with a link to complete an online assessment.

PREPARE NOW

Use this time to brush up on basic math, ruler reading and spatial reasoning skills BEFORE you take your assessment. CLICK HERE FOR STUDY RESOURCES >>

Based on your results, you will be contacted about next steps.

PUT YOUR SKILLS TO WORK

Gain fundamental manufacturing skills and connect to employers that are hiring. Skill Up is a free training program that offers a stipend during training PLUS at least 250 pre-apprenticeship hours, Six Sigma certification, an OSHA 10 safety card AND job development. LEARN MORE >>

JOBS WAITING TO BE FILLED

Employers helped design the Skill Up program. Employers visit the class and attend special events to connect with trainees and discuss job opportunities. Check out the EMPLOYER SITE >> to see all the companies that have already hired Skill Up grads.

See also:   List of Manufacturing Occupations >>  & 2019 CT Manufacturing FACTS >>

SHORT TERM TRAINING

Skill Up is taught by instructors with industry experience and includes a basic Intro to Manufacturing 5-week course that covers fundamentals and safety. Go beyond Intro to Manufacturing with an additional 2 weeks of Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machine training OR an extra 5 weeks to learn Plastics Manufacturing Skills.

WATCH THIS SKILL UP VIDEO FEATURING OUR STUDENTS!

CLASS SCHEDULE & LOCATIONS:

Click APPLY NOW >> and indicate preferred training location. New training dates will be posted soon.

Training Locations:

Gateway Community College, New Haven, CT. 

Middlesex Community College at Vinal Technical High School, Middletown, CT.

 

GET PREPARED

Once you apply, you’ll get an email in 24-48 hours inviting you to schedule an assessment covering shop math, ruler reading and spatial reasoning. Use these resources to prepare. BOOT CAMP offered to help applicants score higher. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, be a Connecticut resident and be able to work in the United States.

Hassan Touil: Assembler

After completing his American GED credential, passing an English test and demonstrating math proficiency, Hassan completed Skill Up training in the summer of 2019 and now works for the Roto Frank Company. He also received forklift training through his employer.

Aziz Goktas: Press Assistant

One of the first to graduate from the 5-Week Intro class, Aziz used his past knowledge of architecture & engineering to excel in training and join Brook & Whittle LTD where he is earning a steady income.

 

 

Malathi Rayakota: Cleanroom Assembler

Malathi moved to Connecticut, but was only getting unskilled temp jobs. She wanted a pathway to a career. Skill Up gave her the fundamental background needed to enter the manufacturing industry. She is now employed full-time at ASML.

Skill Up is a program of Workforce Alliance and is funded through the Apprenticeship CT Initiative. Equal Opportunity Program. Auxiliary aids and accommodations available for persons with disabilities upon request. Contact Disability Resource Coordinator Barbara Green at (203) 867-4030 x 239 or bgreen@workforcealliance.biz.